1% for the Planet & One Girl: Working together for girls, communities and the planet!

08 Nov 2021

By Eva Foreman, Fundraising & Campaigns Director

One Girl is thrilled to announce we are now a proud member of 1% For The Planet. We’re teaming up to tackle climate change - want to join us?

What is 1% For The Planet and why are we excited? 

Started by Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, 1% For The Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals & nonprofit organisations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues. 

1% For The Planet works as a platform that connects businesses and individuals looking to support charities. With a particular focus on environmental issues, the platform seeks to amplify environmental philanthropy, which is currently sorely underrepresented in giving circles. 

Founded on the idea that “you can always give more, but you should never give less than 1%”, the platform encourages corporate responsibility, certifies reputable giving and provides accountability. 

Educating Girls is the Number 1 way to tackle Climate Change

It’s not just us saying this! Researchers from all around the world agree that improving access to ‘quality education’ for girls is ‘one of the most powerful yet underused strategies' to tackle climate change.

Through our education and training programs for girls and community engagement activities, we are working towards a climate-just and gender-equal world where every girl can:

  • Achieve her potential and goals using the transformative power of education
  • Exercise her rights over her body, be safe and access quality reproductive healthcare
  • Choose to contribute towards a sustainable future through climate-smart ideas and fulfilling careers

Here’s why you should care about girls’ education as much was we do!

Be the change!

With a global reach, 1% For The Planet is attracting businesses, individuals and nonprofits from all over the world to join and be part of this giving movement. 

Talent Nation, One Girl’s amazing corporate partner, is a member of the platform and was instrumental in setting up the partnership between 1% For The Planet and One Girl.

Nathan Kelly from Talent Nation says,

“At Talent Nation we’re on a mission to tackle climate change, and one of the ways we’re doing this is by partnering with 1% For The Planet. Their ability to bring like-minded businesses and individuals together to tackle our planet's most pressing environmental issues made 1% For The Planet an obvious choice.” 

“Talent Nation partners with One Girl to support young women in Sierra Leone and Uganda, empowering them to lead the way in mitigating the climate crisis. The authenticity of our connection to the One Girl cause and team have meant we continue to explore additional ways to strengthen our relationship. 1% For The Planet is the perfect platform to enable us to achieve this and gives One Girl access to more like minded businesses wanting to make a genuine impact”.

Thanks to Talent Nation’s support, more girls can go to school, develop life skills, and become the future leaders, innovators and educators we need to tackle the climate crisis. 

So, are you ready to join the 1% For The Planet club, support girls' education and tackle climate change?